Way back at the beginning of November my Mam, Dad and I took a family trip on the train up to Edinburgh. Berwick (where we live) is slap bang in the middle of both Newcastle and Edinburgh, which are only 45 minutes away on the train, but seeing as most of the family live in the 'Toon' and I have just moved away from there, it's a nice little escape to head North for a change.
We weren't exactly sure what we were gonna do for the day apart from grabbing an early train and getting there before the crowds came out. After a quick peek in a couple of stores that were open we headed to the far end of Princes Street and entered the gardens from a side I'd never explored before. Here are my photos from that walk.
As we reached the famous fountain the park was still dead to the world (and very hard to photograph in the late autumn/early winter, drizzly overcast-ness). It's hard to believe that, seeing as I've been to Edinburgh a canny few times in my life time, I have never actually walked up the front of the hill to the castle - until now - and goodness that was an experience! haha With a Mam scared of heights and me with silly asthma we were happy to reach the top. The views weren't a disappointment though might I add!
Although we didn't actually get to go in and explore the castle itself on this occasion, we did spend a little time admiring the view, taking photos and reading all of the memorials etc. I'm looking forward to visiting again this year and hopefully getting to take lots of photos from inside the doors! I love a good castle haha. I'll leave you with the last few photos, and will be back in the next few weeks with the rest of the photos from our day including inside Camera Obscura!
The photo directly above was actually taken from the top of Camera Obscura itself. Such an amazing view. Have you been to Edinburgh before? Where is you favorite place to go? And if you've been inside the castle are photos permitted? haha